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October 8, 2013 - Industry News

Ballots Sent to Some ABF Teamsters for Strike Vote

Photo: Evan Lockridge

Less-than-truckload carrier ABF has been notified by the Teamsters Union that ballots to authorize a strike are being mailed on Tuesday to nearly 1,800 employees covered by the Central Region Local Cartage supplement.

Tags: LTL, Teamsters, ABF

September 10, 2013 - Industry News

Anthony Spero Awarded July Trucker Buddy of the Month

ABF Freight Systems driver and America’s Road Team Captain Anthony Spero has been named July Trucker Buddy of the Month.

ABF Freight Systems driver and America’s Road Team Captain Anthony Spero has been named July Trucker Buddy of the Month following his nomination by Sara Dixon and Emily Schimelman, teachers at Hamden Hal County Day School, in Hamden, Conn.

Tags: Trucker Buddy, ABF, Drivers, Image

September 3, 2013 - Industry News

ABF Loses Another Teamsters/YRC Challenge, Extends Teamsters Contract

Photo: Evan Lockridge

ABF Freight System has again lost a court challenge against the Teamsters Union and competitor YRC Worldwide for a second time.

Tags: Arkansas Best, Teamsters, ABF, YRC Worldwide

August 29, 2013 - Industry News

Teamsters Approve Five of Seven ABF Supplement Agreements

New Teamsters contract with ABF won't take effect until all supplemental agreements are approved. Photo: Evan Lockridge

Teamsters Union members at the trucking company ABF have approved five of the seven remaining supplements, while two did not pass.

Tags: Drivers, Teamsters, ABF

August 9, 2013 - Industry News

Arkansas Best Second Quarter Profit Shrinks, Reports Loss for First Half of 2013

Arkansas Best, has reported second quarter 2013 net income but continued to sustain losses for the first six months of the year as costs for salaries, wages and benefits at less-than-truckload carrier subsidiary ABF Freight System, offset improving revenue...

Tags: Earnings, Arkansas Best, Teamsters, Panther, ABF, Fleet Financials

August 5, 2013 - Industry News

Teamsters, ABF Agree to Another Contract Extension

ABF Freight System and the Teamsters Union have agreed to another contract extension, taking it through Aug. 31.

Tags: Teamsters, ABF

July 15, 2013 - Industry News

Shelly York Notices “Debris” Fall from a Pickup Truck; Turns Out to Be a Young Boy

Shelly York of North Little Rock, Ark., who drives for ABF Freight System Inc., of Fort Smith, Ark., was named a TCA Highway Angel.

Professional truck drivers see a lot of interesting things on the road. Take, for example, Shelly York of North Little Rock, Ark., who drives for ABF Freight System Inc., of Fort Smith, Ark.

Tags: ABF, TCA Highway Angel

July 1, 2013 - Industry News

Donald Mackin Earns Highway Angel Wings

The Truckload Carriers Association has named Donald Mackin of West Bridgewater, Mass., a Highway Angel.

The Truckload Carriers Association has named Donald Mackin of West Bridgewater, Mass., a Highway Angel. Mackin, a professional truck driver for ABF Freight System Inc., of Fort Smith, Ark., is being recognized for being the only person to respond to an accident during a nasty “thundersnow.”

Tags: TCA, Highway Angel, ABF

June 28, 2013 - Industry News

Teamsters Approve National ABF Agreement

Teamsters employed at ABF Freight System have voted to approve the national master portion of a new five-year agreement with the trucking company.

Tags: Teamsters, ABF

June 3, 2013 - Industry News

UPS Freight, ABF Increase Rates 5.9%

UPS Freight and ABF announced separately that they will revise their general rates and charges. A general rate increase of 5.9% was announced for non-contractual shipments in the United States, Canada and Mexico. ABF stated that the effect on specific lanes and shipments will vary.

Tags: UPS, ABF, LTL, rates

May 31, 2013 - Industry News

ABF, Teamsters Agree to Third Contract Extension

ABF Freight System and the Teamsters Union have reached another extension on the current labor agreement while they wait on rank and file members to vote on a new labor agreement between the two sides.

Tags: Teamsters, ABF

May 21, 2013 - Industry News

Teamster Local Leaders Approve ABF Contract, ABF Raising Rates

Leaders from about 160 Teamster locals that represent ABF members have unanimously endorsed a tentative master agreement and supplements covering 7,500 workers at the carrier ABF.

Tags: Teamsters, ABF, Freight Rates

May 10, 2013 - Industry News

Teamsters Blast YRC, ABF Over Talks

Teamsters Union President James Hoffa Friday had some harsh words for LTL giant YRC Worldwide following news that it tried to purchase competitor Arkansas Best, which owns ABF, calling the move "unconscionable."

Tags: Arkansas Best, Teamsters, YRC Worldwide, ABF, YRC, LTL

May 6, 2013 - Industry News

ABF, Teamsters Reach Tentative Agreement

Representatives of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and the trucking company ABF have reached a tentative contract agreement.

Tags: Arkansas Best, Teamsters, ABF, LTL

April 2, 2013 - Industry News

ABF and Teamsters Extend Contract, ABF Still Challenging YRC-Teamsters Concessions

ABF has indicated in the current round of talks it is looking to get big concessions from the Teamsters while the union is looking to increase wages and benefits.

The Teamsters Union and the less-than-truckload carrier ABF failed to reach an agreement by the time the most recent labor pact expired at the end of March, but they intend to keep talking, having agreed to a 30-day extension.

Tags: Arkansas Best, Teamsters, ABF, YRC Worldwide

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